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Unintended Consequences of Taking Prescription Medicines

Ronald S. Litman, D.O.

Ronald S. Litman, D.O., ISMP's medical director, reviews two research studies that highlight important side effects of taking prescription drugs. One suggests that a relatively large percentage of US adults are prescribed medications that may cause or exacerbate depression or suicidal symptoms. The other indicates that some children receiving medications for disruptive behavior disorders may be accumulating excess body fat and beginning to develop signs of diabetes.

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